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For what reasons could I possibly be so incredibly tired?

(10 Posts)
Moln Mon 15-Jun-15 16:49:20

I know I will probably be told I should go to the GP but I'm not going to because he's put his fees up (I'm not in the UK) and he was expensive enough as it was. Plus I dislike paying for an answer 'it's viral' which seems to be the standard comment from GPs!!

Anyway for the last while on and off (last two weeks continually) Ive been feeling overwhelming tired, fighting to stay awake at work all day. If I have a moment where it's quite and I'm not interrupted I'll fall asleep (all be it briefly). I simply feel 'heavy' with exhaustion.

I don't sleep the best at night, but even when I've had a run of full nights sleep in still this tired.

I've also had a 'vague' sore throat all the time too. By which I mean it's not there every day and isn't always affecting swallowing when it is.

YAsoNBU Mon 15-Jun-15 16:52:04


Whichseason Mon 15-Jun-15 16:52:19

Lack of good quality sleep.
A virus
A lack of iron, or other vitamin or minerals.
Depression or stress. Just being in general need of a holiday.

QuintShhhhhh Mon 15-Jun-15 16:53:16

Lack of Vitamin D? Are you getting enough sun on large areas of your body?

Whichseason Mon 15-Jun-15 16:53:22

Bad diet.
Lack of exercise
Lack of me time

eckythumpenallthat Mon 15-Jun-15 16:54:12

Overactive or under active thyroid?
B12 deficiency?

PeaceOfWildThings Mon 15-Jun-15 16:55:36

Lack of iron
Reaction to something new you're taking/doing
Lack of an exercise routine + poor sleep hygiene

Moln Mon 15-Jun-15 17:08:26

Not pregnant, can say that confidently. Diet wise I don't follow any 'diet' just make sure I eat a sensible amount of fruit/veg and only eat sugary/treat foods occasionally.

As for me time DH takes the DC out and leave me at home for the exact reason.

Obvious the thyroid or being deficient in something will require a blood test.

I'm probably going to cough up for the GP aren't i?

roundandroundthehouses Mon 15-Jun-15 17:09:28

When I felt like that it was a Vit D deficiency. Sounds like a blood test might be your best bet.

PeaceOfWildThings Mon 15-Jun-15 18:01:52

It's a good idea to get it checked out. You can check yourself for iron deficiency by the colour of your skin, tongue, inside eye socket, and ither symptoms...but it often occurs with other things like low Vit D or diabetes or thyroid problems (or some other auto immune theng) too. If it is tgat, bevprepared to give it 6 months or more until your body gets the chance to be restored to optimum levels.

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